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(@Jennybear) Jenny Stevens said:March 21st, 2017 (7:13am) PDT
Hi Brian. I am switching to M mode. Great video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFLxYMLsv8I&t=4s... Or YouTube Steve Perry Manual Mode with auto ISO. I had a terrible time last year with the Grizzlies... ISO constantly high... on Aperture Mode. I have been playing around with it. See you over a mountain in May !!!
(@KENBURROWS) Ken Burrows said:March 20th, 2017 (6:40am) PDT
Such beautiful birds and regardless of the setting there is still so much detail.
(@ramonachiassongmailcom) Ramona Chiasson said:March 20th, 2017 (6:31am) PDT
nice..Brain since you hike with your camera why is it we don't get some landscape pics from you..
@Brian replied: Good point. Many times I am moving through the woods, no trail to speak of, trying to reach a small cove, stream or whatever. Not much to see, just a lot of trees. The camera is all stashed away in a backpack for protection. A long time ago I learned a hard lesson about exposed gear...if you go boom, the camera will also go boom. So now everything is well protected. However, I do landscape shots when I can. So just for you I am sending along a hillside shot showing evidence of an advancing season. Thanks.
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Pair of mergansers gliding by my position...north end of Mitkof Island, Petersburg, Alaska.

This shot was taken in deep shadows. I often hike considerable distances to my "spots". Usually I preset the camera well before taking a position. I did not do it this time....took a position behind a log close to the high tide mark and immediately found myself in heavy action....mergansers, gulls, various other ducks, seals, etc. About two hundred exposures later I finally took a close look and found that I was at 3200 ISO. Should have held the ISO at 2000 or lower. Great fun anyway.

Uploaded: Mar 20th, 2017 (12:07am)
Category: Wildlife/Animals
Camera: NIKON D500
Focal Length: 200 mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/800 sec
ISO: 3200



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